MacKay Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
MacKay Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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rising to c. 700m E of False Bay, Livingston Island, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59; following geological work by BAS, 1975-76, and in association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers in this area, named after Capt. Donald MacKay, Master of the shallop Sarah of the New York sealing fleet under Capt. R. Johnson (Johnsons Dock, q.v.), who visited the South Shetland Islands, 1820-21, and who sent home a collection of minerals and rocks in the brig Jane Maria to the American chemist Dr Samuel L. Mitchell to be added to the collection of the New York Lyceum of Natural History, forerunner of the American Museum of Natural History (APC, 1980, p.4).
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